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phorbol

[fawr-bawl, -bol]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. the parent alcohol, C20H28O6, of certain carcinogenic compounds in croton oil.
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Origin of phorbol

< German Phorbol (1927) < Greek phorb(ḗ) forage (see forb) + German -ol -ol1
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